[plug] Remote desktop question

Ian Kent raven at themaw.net
Thu Feb 14 23:57:31 WST 2008

On Thu, 2008-02-14 at 22:59 +0900, Peter Sutter wrote:
> what is in /etc/sysconfig/vncservers?
> VNCSERVERS="1:servername"
> VNCSERVERARGS[1]="-geometry 1024x768 -depth 16"
> The above will setup port 5901

Yes, of course, and it's normal not to use the first instance (0) of a
desktop in Unix.

And then there's starting the service.

To start it manually

service vncserver start

or to enable it to start at boot time

[root at raven tmp]# chkconfig --list|grep vnc
vncserver       0:off   1:off   2:off   3:off   4:off   5:off   6:off

[root at raven tmp]# chkconfig vncserver on

[root at raven tmp]# chkconfig --list|grep vnc
vncserver       0:off   1:off   2:on    3:on    4:on    5:on    6:off

Is it actually running?

> And there may be two packages around for vnc, vnc-server and vino. Both will 
> use port 5900 onwards by default.  I never used vino, but had vnc-server 
> going on redhat(Fedora). I seem to remember that I had some problems with 
> remote desktop when tinkering around with fedora, but it is quite a while 
> ago?. Found this one in my notes 
> http://www.g-loaded.eu/2005/11/10/configure-vnc-server-in-fedora/
> May be this helps.
> Peter
> On Thursday 14 February 2008 22:23, Chris Griffin wrote:
> > No, it seems that with Fedora it is a service called vino-server that runs
> > the vnc that takes care of access on port 5900, how that gets started is
> > anyones guess. I have a way forward in that I will configure vncserver on,
> > say, port 5902, connect to it and then run vino-preferences to check the
> > config and make sure it is setup correctly, though I did run this for some
> > time while I completed the installation of this box before deployment?
> > Puzzling.
> >
> > Thanks anyway, Peter Sutter, do I know you from way back?
> >
> Last millenium? Name rings a bell but can't place you. Alcoa? Newcrest? DEET? 
> I'm getting older.
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